Thread: First Bokken
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
John Boswell
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Re: First Bokken

This is a long URL but click on it and you'll see okay weapons for cheap prices.

NOW THEN, if you plan to do any heavy contact work, ask your Sensei what he/she uses. I should think tsuba is optional, but ask your instructor. My first bokken had a tsuba and I hated it. It can eat into your skin.

Recommended sites:

Bujin -

Sei Do Kai Supplies -

Mushamono - Is another recommended one.

Inexpensive bokkens are fine starting out, but you WILL get what you pay for. Cheap bokkens can and will break... and you don't want to really stab someone during practice, so check around.

ALSO, you can do a search:
This question has been asked many times.

Good luck!

Last edited by John Boswell : 05-18-2004 at 10:15 AM.

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